December 20, 2016

A breakthrough in miniaturising lidars for autonomous driving

EXPERIMENTAL self-driving cars continue to make regular forays onto the roads. After a trial in Pittsburgh, Uber, a taxi-hailing-app company, launched several of its “autonomous” vehicles […]
December 20, 2016

Dwyane Wade works on a thorny problem

The Uber driver turned toward me with a look of genuine concern when she confirmed our destination, East 58th Street and South King Drive, and exclaimed, […]
December 19, 2016

Scanning reveals what pregnancy does to a mother’s brain

AS ANY parent will tell you, once you have had children nothing is ever quite the same. Including, it seems, their mothers’ brains. In a paper […]
December 19, 2016

When the coral disappears, so will they

It’s 2 a.m. when the half-moon wakes Hary. He senses its gravitational pull — feels the moon coaxing fish out of a nearby reef and into […]